Vertical Construction Underway At 465-Unit ‘Class A’ Brickell Apartment Tower

Vertical construction is continuing at the Gallery at West Brickell, new photos show.

Developer Related Group says on its website that the tower will be a “Class-A” mixed-income, mixed-use, and transit-oriented development located in the heart of Brickell.

Groundbreaking for the project took place in September 2022.

It is the the largest single-phase public/private project in the county, with an estimated investment of roughly $190M, Related said.

The project will rise 29 stories, or 304 feet and include:

  • 465 rental apartments (163 workforce/affordable, 302 market-rate)
  • 2,240 square feet of office space
  • 2,338 square feet of retail
  • 529 parking spaces in an 11-story garage (70 reserved for the school next door)

Affordable apartment rents will start at $750 per month for a studio, while market rate apartments will top out at $3,950 per month for a three-bedroom unit.

Completion is scheduled for Spring 2025.

Next door, a seven-story school called Southside K-8 Center is under construction. The school building will also include ten 1-bedroom apartments for teachers.

 



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Anonymous
2 months ago

Amazing and going up fast! I love how the design is evolving. The face murals looks tastefully toned down. Great enhancement with the new colorful vertical stripes, as recognized throughout Brickell. Happy that just “The Gallery” is on the sign.

Anonymous
2 months ago

The building is still rubbish. A box with balconies sticking out on the sides. Hardly TOD when you have more parking than units, too.

Anonymous
2 months ago

This is amazing for Brickell! It’s exciting to see 2nd Avenue be built up and improved like other avenues in Brickell.

Anonymous
2 months ago

I’ll know it when I see those utility poles undergrounded. Live so many I’ve seen, the rendering could be deceiving.

Anonymous
2 months ago

I think there’s a legal requirement for new buildings to drop the lines.

Bruno
2 months ago

Why do you figure that experienced real estate developers like Related, and all the maps call this “West Brickell”?

The Gallery at West Brickell. It’s a great project, and a great place for Affordable Housing. Great work Related!

Anonymous
2 months ago

Bruno the developer Related says it’s in the “heart of Brickell” on its website, and all the maps say it’s in Brickell.

Jordan
2 months ago

I just read that the Gallery at West Brickell is in the heart of Brickell on their marketing website. Perhaps they put West Brickell in the name to avoid what would be false advertising lawsuits if they called it Gallery at Brickell.

It’s understandable and hard to blame them (or their neighbor two doors to the south, WEST BRICKELL TOWER LTD, for marketing West Brickell as if it were Brickell.

A lot of shady Realtors and marketers will do that, and sadly, a lot of gullible people will fall for that.

If people think that the their Affordable Housing project is in Brickell, then more power to them. Just be happy. Live and let live. Who cares.

There are great benefits to West Brickell,
1. There are several affordable housing projects
2. Closer to the exit ramp of I-95 than the people in the Financial District
3. Easy access to all the gas stations, McDonalds, Wendy’s, and Papa John’s.
4. because it is not Brickell, the property taxes go to Miami-Dade County and not back into the DDA TIF as outlined on this map:

https://www.miamidda.com/wp-content/uploads/2019_DDA_MainDistricts.pdf

(Sorry if this map contradicts your “all the maps” delusion. It is what it is.)

Anonymous
2 months ago

This is in the heart of Brickell. The DDA doesn’t define Brickell.

You can’t bring a false advertising lawsuit for telling the truth. You can bring one for unfair competition, deceptive trade practices, frivolous claims like yours, and pay-for-play.

Brickell is a geographic location, not to be owned by any ONE. There are affordable properties and ultra luxury properties all throughout Brickell.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Do you think half of Brickell is falsely advertising? Just look at all the places that say Brickell in the name. Campaigning to manipulate new development, when there are hundreds if not more that use Brickell in the name is poor public policy, indisputably unjust, and just plain wonky talk.

But why
2 months ago

There’s a mid rise in Little Havana that’s called “Brickell West” lmao

Anonymous
2 months ago

“In their greed they will exploit you with false words. Their condemnation from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.” 2 Peter 2:3.

“Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts… perhaps the fear of a loss of power,” John Steinbeck. In the words of Mark, “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

Anonymous
2 months ago

“Using the label “West Brickell” for affordable housing can create a negative perception of the area, which may not be helpful for the [Brickell] community as a whole. It is important to avoid labeling neighborhoods in a way that can lead to stigmatization or discrimination, and instead focus on promoting a positive and inclusive community.” – AI

Anonymous
2 months ago

Please zoom out on that universal map above — Google Maps. What’s it say directly on this location? “Brickell”?

I have never seen “west brickell” on any map. Except I saw a Hilton west of I95 calls itself “West Brickell.” The Gallery is east of I95 and one block from Brickell Station in the heart of Brickell, where all the businesses and condos just say “Brickell.”

I love this project and Related is doing an excellent job. Thanks, please keep up the good work!

Jordan
2 months ago

The Gallery?
Do you mean, The Gallery at West Brickell?

Jordan
2 months ago

There is probably someone who could argue that S Miami Ave and S 8th Street is the “Heart of Brickell”.
And there is also a strong argument to say that SE 8th Street and Brickell Avenue is the “Heart of Brickell”.

I would cringe at the thought of drawing the straw that made me defend SW 2nd Avenue and SW 10th Street as the “Heart of Brickell”.

There is one born every minute…

Anonymous
2 months ago

This is a great spot for market-rate luxury residences too! The market is holding strong and picking up here. Visions at Brickell Station is planned just west on 3rd Ave ($934 per sqft) and Domus Brickell Park just south on 2nd Ave (approx. $1,200 per sqft).

Anonymous
2 months ago

Marketing and article say:

“located in the heart of Brickell.”

Scott
2 months ago

Great development, but what’s up with the name? Buildings west of I95 on Coral Way say “West Brickell,” not here. Walk around here all time. Beautiful part of Brickell.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Nice work from Related and the County! Hard to tell but looks like the building hugs the road. Hope it includes updates to sidewalks and planters like the renderings.

Professional Engineer
2 months ago

why do the low income buildings in less popular areas always look better than the “iconic” towers being built everywhere else? lmao

Anonymous
2 months ago

This is market rate mixed with middle income (which could be fix figure incomes) and some units reserved for teachers and elderly, great for community development 👌

Anonymous
2 months ago

I make $100k/yr and I want to live in Key Colony over on Key Biscayne. I think I too need a helping hand to live in a nice place above my means. I’m a great guy, and will be great for their community development 👌

anon
2 months ago

do u know spanish? gotta know spanish to live in key biscayne lmao 😂

Anonymous
2 months ago

No. You do gotta have $$$ though. Money does all the talking around there.

Jordan
2 months ago

Key Biscayne??? Do you mean East East Brickell?

Anonymous
2 months ago

Six figure incomes

Bruno
2 months ago

About 1/3 Workforce/Affordable and 2/3 Market Rate.

Anyonymous
2 months ago

Move over “iconic,” “Class A” is on its way to overtaking you as the most overused real estate term.

Melo is sigma and Chad
2 months ago

I love the new developments in West Brickell, some blocks are still filled with two story apartments that need to be redeveloped.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Agree about redevelopment! But this is clearly in Brickell. The business and condos around it along 2nd and 3rd have just Brickell cemented in signs and integrated into maps. I suggest that this building use “The Gallery at Brickell.”

Anonymous
2 months ago

West Brickell has the name “Brickell” in it, so what’s you’re point?

Anonymous
2 months ago

Is West Virginia in Virginia? Nope, they are two different states.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Are you that same clown who thinks everything east of I-95 is Brickell, yet Riverside, Southside, and Shenandoah are “West Brickell” because some real estate broker full of s**t told you so?

Bruno
2 months ago

It’s not.
Look on the Miami-Dade Property Appraiser property look up page…the neighboring building is also West Brickell.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Please be honest and represent the truth on this site. Miro Brickell, Brickell Ten, Ace Hardware Brickell and A Loft Brickell, just a few Brickell businesses and residences, all next door. Also the tax appraiser site says Brickell.

Anonymous
2 months ago

“Located in the heart of Brickell.”

Professional Engineer
2 months ago

Not sure how I feel about the city subsidizing rents for people. Most people tend to take advantage of the system. A better way would be for developers to work with city and just charge them a fee to develop the building and SELL those units, not rent. Subsidizing affordable rentals is just a band aid solution to a much deeper problem. The reason why condos balloon to crazy prices is because developers want to make 20-30% profit.

Anonymous
2 months ago

This is only part assisted housing, not section 8 public housing. Big difference. At least it’s not an entire building of discounted units, that would just bring down the entire building and neighborhood. Reserving 1/3 is way better than making an entire building assisted living because more people look out for maintaining the space and neighborhood.

Anon
2 months ago

This is just a normal stucco apartment building.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Yes, it is.

Anonymous
2 months ago

So someone paying $750/month gets the same amenities as someone paying market rate (probably at least $2,500) in the same building? Call me crazy, but something doesn’t seem fair about that.

Anon
2 months ago

Do you not know how affordable housing works? This is typical.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Does “how affordable housing works” make it FAIR to the market rate tenant? You missed his point.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Yes, it the typical stupidity of it

Anonymous
2 months ago

I have been in buildings like this in NYC. Nobody call tell the difference, and they are really nice. it gives entry level workforce a chance to rise up in the ranks and contribute to the community.

Leave NYC thinking back in NYC
2 months ago

The market rate tenant can tell they’re getting the shaft when their neighbors are getting the same accommodations via a taxpayer-funded discount. What’s the motive for the lower income renter to earn more and rise up if they’re being handed middle class living?

Anonymous
2 months ago

Because it’s still very expensive compared to other areas, and you’re required to be legitimately working to get that modest incentive. It will build a local community not just transient.

Anonymous
2 months ago

legitimately working, but not striving—why go get that 50/hr week salary job that allows you to afford $2500/mo rent when you can work some hourly job 36 hr/week and have taxpayers pick up a big chunk of the tab for your nice apartment?

Anonymous
2 months ago

More like thriving, not merely surviving.

Anonymous
2 months ago

$750 is still very expensive compares to other areas? Which areas?

Anonymous
2 months ago

$750/mo is very expensive compared to other areas……such as in Cincinnati circa 1995. Talk about exaggerating to prove a point.

Anonymous
2 months ago

This is for a studio apartment and will probably go up in time. How are we to attract top talent teachers when their salaries can’t support living in the neighborhood otherwise?

Anonymous
2 months ago

^^unrealistic to think teachers are always gonna be able to afford to live in the neighborhoods they teach in.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Even with all market rate buildings, there can be vast differences in rental rates depending on when a lease is signed and location within building.

Anonymous
2 months ago

That wasn’t my experience in Brickell View Terrace at all. The difference was more than evident and the way the “affordable” tenants treated the building and the other tenants was… notable.

Melito
2 months ago

They typically don’t “rise up” when there’s no incentive such as cheap rent. So they free load for years and years on affordable housing.

Adrian
2 months ago

It also is part of the exchange for getting density bonuses.

Bruno
2 months ago

That’s the game.
Density bonuses, fast track approvals, LIHTC Finacing.
The politicians, high five the Community Organizers to celebrate the 163 WF/AH units and the developers are laughing.

Bruno
2 months ago

There is nothing fair about it.
But Equity has absolutely nothing to do with fair.

Anonymous
2 months ago

The Democrat mantra:
But, those poor souls make $50k/yr and can’t afford to live in the same kind of apartments as people making $100k/yr! Who could see that coming. Taxpayers should step up to undo this “Inequity”! Taxes are for wealth redistribution!

Anonymous
2 months ago

You’re out of touch or listening to the wrong people. It’s too expensive even on a 100-200k salary, it’s also way too bougie next to neglected areas. There needs to be a higher quality of life for the middle class locals and not just the cash spenders flying in and out.

Anonymous
2 months ago

I’ve been making between $100-200k for the past few years and Miami is not too expensive at all. Within that time, I bought a condo, a car and still have plenty of savings. If you can’t afford it, you get a better job or adjust your priorities. Stop griping about the prices. *eye roll